Spurs offer students $5 chance at games

By Sophia A. Rodriguez


   The San Antonio Spurs Caravan stopped at the University of the Incarnate Word Wednesday, Aug. 28, sharing news with students how they can catch home games for $5.

The Spurs Experience RV – owned by HEB — parked in front of Marian Hall Student Center only 30 minutes – from 1:30 to 2 p.m. — but in that time Coyote clowned around and took numerous photographs with students, staff and faculty.

Meanwhile, two Silver Dancers and other marketing team members hung out with students, spreading the word about the SpursU discount program that allows any student with a college ID to purchase tickets for $5.

“Student discounts exist all season for all college students,” said Travis Laveault, a marketing associate for the Spurs. Students need to tap Twitter to stay up on SpursU ticket opportunities, he added. In order to claim the ticket, a student must show up two hours prior to tipoff at the AT&T box office with the college ID in hand. This offer is valid the entire season, but only while tickets last. The $5 seats are located in the H-E-B Fan Zone. However, discounted lower-level seating is also available,

While on campus, the Spurs team handed out Spurs koozies, wristbands and T-shirts. Coyote spent his time mostly in front of Marian Hall and some time inside. When he wasn’t posing, he was riding golf carts, hitching a ride on a maintenance vehicle and even rode a student’s bike.

Silver Dancer Natalie Diaz, a student at Northeast Lakeview College, said she understands how coping with college expenses can make it tough to consider buying Spurs tickets.

“As a student myself, I want the word to get out about the SpursU Program,” Diaz said. “Paying for tuition and books is hard enough. It is good to have a break and see a game.”

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